Three months after Veeam Backup and Replication v7 R2 patch was released Veeam have now released patch 3. After applying the patch the build version will be 18.104.22.1683.
Veeam recommend to reboot the server and then stop all Veeam services prior to installing the patch. Once installed restart the services and start Veeam to allow the components to update.
The patch has numerous fixes for VMware and Hyper-V, and a number of new features and enhancements. Of particular interest is the WAN acceleration being improved by 25% compared to the R2 version.
The patch can be downloaded from here.
The Veeam kb article can be found here.
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While performing a test restore recently I received the following error message from Veeam Backup and Replication v7 R2.
“No disks have been mounted. Either disks of this type aren’t supported or some errors occurred. See log file for details.”
Veeam vPower NFS is used when you perform an Instant Recovery from a Veeam backup file, and allows Veeam to present the compressed backup file as regular vmdk to your ESXi host. You may have missed the configuration setting during the installation, but on a couple of servers I look after it was installed on C:.
Now on a server with 100GB C: I generally run with 20-30% free diskspace, but considering the size of some of the VMs I look after it only takes a couple to be started via Instant Recovery before you have filled up your vPower NFS (and C:) with virtual swap files.
Here is how to change the vPower NFS path:
The lovely people at Veeam are offering free NFR licenses for non-production environments to VMware and Microsoft IT professionals.
If you are a VCP, VCI, or vExpert, or MCP MCTS or MVP follow the link below for more information and an NFR license.
Thanks Veeam 🙂
The Directory Services Restore Mode (DSRM) password is set on an individual server when it is promoted to a domain controller.
If you need to perform an authoritative restore of active directory you’ll need the password to be able to login to DSRM. Often it can be forgotten and not documented so you might need to reset it.
1. Open an administrative command prompt.
2. Type ntsdutil
3. Type set dsrm password
4. Type reset password on server null
5. Enter the password, and confirm underneath.
6. Type q and press Enter twice to quit.
At step 4, if you require to change the password on another domain controller, you can type the following; reset password on server servername where the servername is the fully qualified domain name of the server you want to reset the password on.
The latest update to Veeam Backup was released yesterday.
Version 6.1 includes a new feature called VeeamZip for ad-hoc backups, plus introduces a new free edition which features a subset of the functionality of the full program.
See the link below for full details.